It is no secret that Thai cuisine is considerably one of the most popular cuisines in the world! While holding a lot of similarities with Indonesian food in terms of its spices and flavours, it is no wonder that more and more Thai restaurants are establishing around town. So here are five incredible restaurants where you can indulge in some delicious and authentic Thai food in Surabaya:

1. Bodaeng Thai

This humble eatery is one of the most sought after restaurants in Surabaya for its authentic yet affordable Thai food. You would be pleasantly surprised with the variation of dishes found in their menu, think – Thai mango salad, snapper head Tom Yum soup, lemon steamed fish and crab in curry sauce, to name a few. We can assure you that almost all types of Thai dishes can be found here.

Address: Jl Embong Kenogo No.62, Genteng
P: (+62 31) 548 3565

2. Rumah Makan Taman Handayani

Rumah Makan Taman Handayani, established by a Thai owner, is set to feast your eyes and palate with the likes of Thai cuisine. Aside from popular comfort Thai dishes such as fried Kwetiau, Tom Yam soup and Thai green curry, Rumah Makan Taman Handayani is also well known for its seafood options, including some rare ones that are not easily found elsewhere such as sautéed snail shells.

Address: Jl Raya Prapen No.35, Prapen, Tenggilis Mejoyo
P: (+62 31) 8411 439

3. Blue Basil

Located at one of Surabaya’s most popular malls, Ciputra World, is this chic and elegant Thai restaurant. Its popularity does not only stem from its location, but also from its wide array of true-blue Thai cuisine such as fish Tom Yam, papaya salad, fried salted prawns, chicken Thai green curry and so much more. Don’t forget to leave some space for some renowned Thai desserts including cassava in coconut cream and mango or durian sticky rice.

Address: Ciputra World, Level 3, Jl Mayjen Sungkono No. 89 Gn. Sari
P: (+62 31) 5120 0226

4. Siam Thai Authentic Taste


Established by a Thai chef-owner, Siam Thai Authentic Taste restaurant grew quickly to popularity all thanks to its rich, flavourful and quality Thai dishes that are derived mostly from original family recipes. From light bites to a wide variety of main courses including rice, noodles, curry and seafood dishes, as well as a selection of desserts, Thai tea and coffee beverages, you will be spoiled for choices in this upscale restaurant.

 Address: Jl Raya Kupang Baru No.74, Sonokwijenan
P: (+62 821) 3111 1166

5. Wasana Thai Gourmet

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Wasana Thai Gourmet is another one of the city’s favourite Thai restaurants. This homey and cosy restaurant is known to serve some of the best authentic Thai dishes in Surabaya. Some of the recommended dishes that are worth trying include sweet and sour Thai-style fried fish, Thai chicken basil, pork satay and Tom Yam soup.

Address: San Antonia Shopping Street N1-72, Pakuwon City
P: (+62 31) 5917 1514

By: Divyha Pridhnani-Bhojwani